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Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and Gino Kenny at People Before Profit’s launch of its pre-budget document. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Free public transport and the abolition of the universal social charge on incomes below €90,000 are among the measures proposed by People Before Profi(...)

Richard Bruton: he said  three-quarters of electricity would be suppled in the years ahead by renewables, but gas would be needed “when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine”

Ireland must continue to explore for new gasfields because gas will be a key part of the State’s energy supply for the next 30 years, an independent e(...)

Richard Bruton: acknowledged that the Republic would still need fossil fuel during periods when “the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton announced a review of the Republic’s fossil fuel needs shortly after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to (...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State has been warned it cannot approve the proposed liquefied natural gas facility in the Shannon estuary as a “project of common interest” witho(...)

Patrick Fenton on the balcony of his apartment in the Southgate development on Cork Street in Dublin 8 overlooking the proposed site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents of apartments in Dublin’s south inner city have threatened judicial review proceedings against Dublin City Council’s plans to build a seven-(...)

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Garda commissioner Drew Harris has said existing laws are adequate to deal with protests outside healthcare centres that provide abortion care. In a (...)

People before Profit TD Bríd Smith accused the civil servants present of ‘obfuscation’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A carbon tax can be introduced in a way that makes “everybody better off”, if the revenue raised is recycled in the correct way, an Oireachtas committ(...)

The  Lough Ree electricity power plant was closed after the Environmental Protection Agency said it would prosecute the ESB for discharging hot water into the Shannon.

The ESB is to reopen its Lough Ree electricity power plant in Longford, which was closed for environmental reasons three months ago. The peat-powered(...)

Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy said it was ‘fundamental problem’ with the Brexit negotiations that there was ‘no representatives of ordinary people anywhere in Europe on either side of the negotiating table.’

The Government should refuse to introduce checks on goods crossing the Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Solidarity-People Before Profit TDs ha(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has come under sustained attack for the Government’s climate policies from two youth climate activists at (...)

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